Get Thee Hence, Satan!

Which rebuke by Jesus draws my attention the most? It would be Jesus’ rebuke of Satan, when he tempted our Lord. Why this one? Because 1) Jesus recognized temptation for what it was — even when the temptation came in the form of twisted scripture, 2) Jesus recognized the true source of the temptation, 3) Jesus was well versed in the sword of the Spirit and used that to defend Himself, and 4) Jesus was not afraid to call out Satan for what he was doing and take full control of the situation. How many times will we shrink from being bold in these situations? If we truly want to overcome temptation, this is the case to study.

Note: modified title. Jesus said in Matthew 4:10, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”  The statement “Get thee behind me, Satan” was said as a rebuke by Jesus of Peter in Matthew 16:23.

#nudge, #rebuke-of-jesus